Just a few days before Christmas, pop star Ricky Martin ended his relationship with long-time partner, Carlos González Abella, the singer's publicist confirmed to El Nuevo Día.
While it was an amicable break-up, the also Broadway star and actor warned that he will not be commenting publicly on the matter.
Martin, who disclosed his sexual orientation in 2010 after the birth of his twins, didn't reveal the name of his boyfriend until 2011 during an interview with VH1. Since then, they have been spotted together on many occasions, usually accompanied by Martin's sons, Matteo and Valentino.
The separation from González Abella comes just a few weeks after the artist acknowledged to Agencia EFE that he hoped to get married in Spain. Martin obtained Spanish citizenship two years ago, although he was born in Puerto Rico and considers himself a boricua.
Martin is currently a coach on the television show “The Voice Australia”.